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Cambridge & District CAMRA

LocAle Campaign

Cambridge CAMRA launched its LocAle scheme in 2009 and is one of over 120 CAMRA Branches to have done so. The scheme aims to encourage pubs to sell locally-brewed beers thus helping the local economy and cutting down on transport “beer miles”, as well as increasing customer access to excellent local ales.

We define a LocAle as one which is brewed in Cambridgeshire or within 12 miles of our Branch boundary (thus hooking in the likes of Buntingford and Potton). An increasing number of our pubs sell LocAles though, sadly, many are unable to do so because they're owned by a brewery or a pub company and can only access a limited range of beers through them.

Current known outlets for LocAles are as follows – but please note that many of these pubs ring the ale changes regularly so the beers shown may not be on at the time of your visit.

ADC Theatre Bar - Milton beers
Arts Picturehouse Bar – Usually has a LocAle (Moonshine or Milton)
Bird (Milton)
Cambridge Blue – at least one and often several LocAles
Cambridge Chop House – Milton
Cambridge City Football Club Bar – Milton
Carlton – often has a LocAle such as Oakham
Devonshire Arms – Milton (lots)
Elm Tree – often has Milton, Lord Conrad and others
Emperor – Oakham JHB
Empress - Buntingford
Fountain – Oakham, City of Cambridge (brewed by Elgoods), Fellows
Hopbine – invariably has a LocAle (Fellows, Lord Conrad's, others)
Kingston Arms – Elgoods Black Dog, Oakham JHB, often others
Live & Let Live – usually has an Oakham or other LocAle
Maypole – house beer from Buntingford and often has other beers from the same brewery plus Milton and Fellows
Mill – Fellows, Lord Conrad, Moonshine, Black Bar, Potton and City of Cambridge
St John's Chop House – Milton
St Radegund – Milton, Fellows
Salisbury Arms – Oakham JHB
Trinity Centre (Science Park) - Milton
Barrington Royal Oak – Potton or Buntingford
Cottenham Chequers – Fellows
Dry Drayton Black Horse – Milton, sometimes others
Girton, George - Oakham
Grantchester Green Man – LocAle handpump
Hildersham, Pear Tree - Nethergate
Histon Red Lion – Oakham JHB
Little Wilbraham Hole in the Wall – Buntingford, Fellows
Longstanton, Pavilion – Lord Conrad's
Madingley Three Horseshoes – sometimes has a LocAle
Meldreth British Queen – Buntingford
Milton Waggon & Horses – Several Elgoods beers
Papworth, Conservatory – Lord Conrad's
Reach Dyke's End – Devils Dyke (brewed on the premises)
Sawston, Black Bull – Milton, Buntingford
Sawston, White Lion – Fellows
Stow-cum-Quy, White Swan - Fellows
If you know of other regular LocAle outlets, please let us know.